Much of my inspiration for Indian flavors comes from my mom’s kitchen. While some of my friends tell me that their mom’s Sunday roast chicken is the best in the world, and others speak to high heaven about how no restaurant will ever top their mom’s homemade marinara, the Indian flavors that come from my mom’s kitchen can’t be beat. As I’ve started to learn a handful of her recipes to make on my own, a few have made their way to the top of the list as favorites and go-to dishes.
Aloo Gobi is a vegetable side made with potatoes, cauliflower, and a few different spices that create the most beautiful golden colored dish. Turmeric or haldi, as it is traditionally called, is what gives the vegetables that amazing gold color. You should be able to find these spices at your local grocery store in the spice aisle or the international section, otherwise you can try visiting an Indian grocery store for all your spice needs!
This Aloo Gobi version is super quick and easy, and will give you a kick of flavors without having to pay the price of waiting for take-out. Try it out and serve with your favorite naan or with some freshly made rice!
Suruchi is a food writer based in Austin, Texas whose love for food started with the spices in her moms kitchen. She has studied Marketing and Management information systems at University of Texas at Austin and loves exploring and sharing the cuisines of cultures from around the world. Visit www.suruchiavasthi.com for more.